History VideoGame / DeusExHumanRevolution

21st Jul '16 7:45:47 AM TheFLL
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* RomanticismVsEnlightenment: The anti-aug vs pro-aug sides of the debate in a nutshell, though of course, it's more complicated than that. The four endings seem to reflect one side over the other:
** A: [[spoiler: Siding with Hugh Darrow and exposing the whole truth seems to Romantic. Jensen comes to believe that LuddWasRight, that the calamitous societal effects that augmentation and technology can have, and the potential danger involved if the Illuminati or other entities ever achieved dominance over society through the technology well outstrip the benefits. Therefore augmentation research, and other similar potentially humanity altering fields of research should be halted full stop.]]
** B: [[spoiler: Siding with Taggart and lying on the Illuminati's behalf seems to be a fairly cynical Enlightenment perspective. While uncontrolled freedom, and the freedom to access technology, sounds good on paper, for the good of society as a whole, [[HobbesWasRight limits have to be set, and people have to controlled under the Illuminati's monopoly so that any of the potential disasters that can be caused are curtailed beforehand.]]]]
** C: [[spoiler: Siding with Sarif and lying to protect unrestricted aug research seems to be an idealistic Enlightenment perspective, namely that the process of improving humanity with technology is just another part of human nature, and neither can't nor shouldn't be stopped, and that allowing as [[RousseauWasRight many people as possible to have access to the technology to improve their lives is a legitimately good thing]], and so justifies whatever potential dangers may result.]]
** D: [[spoiler: Blowing up Panachea seems to [[TakeAThirdOption transcend both sides.]] All three options are equally biased and flawed, and neither Jensen nor anyone else should be forcing one perspective on mankind as a whole, [[RousseauWasRight for mankind itself should come together and determine the right answer on its own.]]]]
6th Jul '16 9:07:08 AM Odacon_Spy
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** The Pacifist achievement: Make it through the entire game without killing anyone. Easy enough to understand, right? But the key words there are "the ''entire'' game". Not just "from the point that Adam gets augmented and onward". So all those enemies in the prologue, that section where you don't have any augmentations and no way to incapacitate them or sneak past them easily, just an assault rifle and a linear path to the end? They all totally count and killing even one of them like the game is seemingly setting you up to do will lock you out of a true PacifistRun before the game has even fully begun.
20th Jun '16 9:54:31 PM Odacon_Spy
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** The Pacifist achievement: Make it through the entire game without killing anyone. Easy enough to understand, right? But the key words there are "the ''entire'' game". Not just "from the point that Adam gets augmented and onward". So all those enemies in the prologue, that section where you don't have any augmentations and no way to incapacitate them or sneak past them easily, just an assault rifle and a linear path to the end? They all totally count and killing even one of them like the game is seemingly setting you up to do will lock you out of a true PacifistRun before the game has even fully begun.
19th May '16 11:29:46 AM erwgd
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** One example of this is when Jensen, in a cutscene, picks up a pistol from the ground to shoot somebody. You probably would have already had a similar PunchPackingPistol by this point, but the developers had to assume Jensen was working with an empty inventory.
13th May '16 8:03:31 AM erwgd
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** Towards the end of the game, notably the last two levels Pritchard's snarkiness nearly disappears. That's not to say Jenson's doesn't. Most notably their last exchange reflects this.

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** Towards the end of the game, notably the last two levels Pritchard's snarkiness nearly disappears. That's not to say Jenson's Jensen's doesn't. Most notably their last exchange reflects this.
--> '''Jensen:''' Have you been able to raise anyone?
--> '''Pritchard:''' Iím picking up several glimmers, but thereís too much interference. I - I think youíre Ö on your own, Jensen.
--> '''Jensen:''' Careful there, Francis. You almost sound like you regret that.
7th May '16 2:44:23 AM timotaka
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* NoOSHACompliance: In the Director's Cut, [[spoiler:Eliza's mainframe room]] now has a second floor that contains pumps that flood the first floor with gas. They work wonders on Fedorova, but must be a nightmare for anyone working there.

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* NoOSHACompliance: NoOSHACompliance:
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In the Director's Cut, [[spoiler:Eliza's mainframe room]] now has a second floor that contains pumps that flood the first floor with gas. They work wonders on Fedorova, but must be a nightmare for anyone working there.there.
** In the ''Missing Link'' DLC at one point you have to take the emergency exit out of an elevator. Sure, there is a button that opens up the ceiling and lowers ladders, but for some incomprehensible reason there is no ladder running all the length of the elevator shaft, but a few platforms connected by short ladders, and you have to bridge the remaining gaps by climbing on pipes and such.
4th May '16 1:43:22 AM surgoshan
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[http://images.wikia.com/deusex/en/images/1/19/Sarif-bustshot.png David Sarif]] is actually in his late 50s. In fact, he's three years older than [[http://images.wikia.com/deusex/en/images/7/7e/Hughdarrowheadshot.png Hugh Darrow]]. Probably, Sarif's hair and face are augmented. Still, it's not as if Sarif can't pass for someone who could be in his late '50s. It may simply just be an issue of Sarif aging well and Darrow aging poorly. Take away Darrow's white hair and grandpa-like beard they may not look too far apart.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[http://images.wikia.com/deusex/en/images/1/19/Sarif-bustshot.png David Sarif]] is actually in his late 50s. In fact, he's three years older than [[http://images.wikia.com/deusex/en/images/7/7e/Hughdarrowheadshot.png Hugh Darrow]]. Probably, Sarif's hair and face are augmented. Still, it's not as if Sarif can't pass for someone who could be in his late '50s. It may simply just be an issue of Sarif aging well and Darrow aging poorly.poorly (Darrow has an unspecified genetic condition that crippled him). Take away Darrow's white hair and grandpa-like beard they may not look too far apart.
30th Apr '16 6:40:58 PM surgoshan
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* ArmorPiercingAttack: The pistol has an armor-piercing mod. Somewhat realistically, it doesn't do much more damage against lightly-armoured mooks, but it makes headshots lethal even to heavily armored opponents.



** Tong displays some stereotpyical Asian attention to courtesy.



** During Jensen's infiltration of Picus, you can encounter a trio of emails on a computer: 1) From the head of security, they're evacuating and the building will be locked down soon. 2) From a friend, they're evacuating, get out now. 3) From Bridget, park in your assigned place or you'll be towed.



* ArmorPiercingAttack: The pistol has an armor-piercing mod. Somewhat realistically, it doesn't do much more damage against lightly-armoured mooks, but it makes headshots lethal even to heavily armored opponents.
8th Apr '16 12:58:38 AM Mercy
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6 months later, Adam goes on a mission that takes him to a poverty-stricken Detroit, the teeming Chinese metropolis of Hengsha, and even a cutting edge scientific facility in the Arctic Ocean, to discover who attacked Sarif Industries, and why. In the usual ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' style, Adam stumbles across a web of intrigue and conspiracy, as numerous forces clash for control of humanity's future. Will mankind embrace this technological evolution, retreat into the comforting limits of humanity, or choose [[TakeAThirdOption something else entirely]]?

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6 Six months later, Adam goes on a mission that takes him to a poverty-stricken Detroit, the teeming Chinese metropolis of Hengsha, and even a cutting edge scientific facility in the Arctic Ocean, to discover who attacked Sarif Industries, and why. In the usual ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' style, Adam stumbles across a web of intrigue and conspiracy, as numerous forces clash for control of humanity's future. Will mankind embrace this technological evolution, retreat into the comforting limits of humanity, or choose [[TakeAThirdOption something else entirely]]?



* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In Detroit and Hengsha.
** They also feature captions on the walls; even a few buildings (including civilian ones) are connected to them by doors.

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* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In Detroit and Hengsha.
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Hengsha. They also even feature captions direction signs on the walls; even walls, and a few buildings (including civilian ones) are connected to them by doors.



* AlternateHistory: The Deus Ex series universe diverged subtly sometime in the second half of the last century, with research in prosthetics advancing much faster due to the work of a few key figures. The [[LoggingOntoTheFourthWall Sarif Industries website]] mentions augmentations being used by the US military in the current conflicts in the Middle East.
** Another difference between this universe and ours is that, according to e-mails, the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Montreal Expos]] apparently never left for Washington, DC.

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* AlternateHistory: The Deus Ex series universe diverged subtly sometime in the second half of the last century, with research in prosthetics advancing much faster due to the work of a few key figures. The [[LoggingOntoTheFourthWall Sarif Industries website]] mentions augmentations being used by the US military in the current conflicts in the Middle East.
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East. Another difference between this universe and ours is that, according to e-mails, the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Montreal Expos]] apparently never left for Washington, DC.



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The Hyron Drones. They don't ''stop'' screaming for help; Darrow all but outright says that the horror of what the Hyron involves was why he did what he did.]]
** [[spoiler: Pay close attention to the passwords auto-generated by Hyron that you find on pocket secretaries. They're things like "forgotten", "missingme" and so on.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: The Hyron Drones. They don't ''stop'' screaming for help; Darrow all but outright says that the horror of what the Hyron involves was why he did what he did.]]
** [[spoiler: Pay
If you pay close attention to the passwords auto-generated by Hyron that you find on pocket secretaries. They're things like "forgotten", "missingme" and so on.]]



* ArtificialStupidity: If you're spotted inside an air vent by a guard who is friendly towards you - e.g. in the police station, if you talked your way upstairs - he'll become alarmed and walk over to peer in, weapon drawn. While he's investigating, you can jump out in plain view, rifle through his drawers, pocket any weapons, money or food laying around the room, attempt to start a conversation with him, then crouch and waddle right back in there. He'll announce that he must have been hearing things and return to work.

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* ArtificialStupidity: ArtificialStupidity:
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If you're spotted inside an air vent by a guard who is friendly towards you - e.g. in the police station, if you talked your way upstairs - he'll become alarmed and walk over to peer in, weapon drawn. While he's investigating, you can jump out in plain view, rifle through his drawers, pocket any weapons, money or food laying around the room, attempt to start a conversation with him, then crouch and waddle right back in there. He'll announce that he must have been hearing things and return to work.



* ATasteOfPower: Downplayed in that Jensen doesn't have any of his augmentations in the prolouge, which means no radar and no melee takedowns. On the other hand, he does have a highly upgraded combat rifle with [[MoreDakka infinite ammo.]]

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* ATasteOfPower: Downplayed in that Jensen doesn't have any of his augmentations in the prolouge, prologue, which means no radar and no melee takedowns. On the other hand, he does have a highly upgraded combat rifle with [[MoreDakka infinite ammo.]]



* AwesomeButImpractical: The rocket launcher. It takes up half of an unaugmented Jensen's inventory and there's roughly about 15 rockets in the game. The rockets can only stack in 2 in the inventory, and take up two spaces each. On the flip side though, 3-4 rockets is all it takes to finish boss fights.
** The PreorderBonus Grenade Launcher also qualifies. It turns the fight against [[spoiler: Namir]] into a joke, but you only have about 20 shots of it for the entirety of the game, and you only gain it [[spoiler: as a reward for rescuing Tong's son]], very late into the game.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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The rocket launcher. It takes up half of an unaugmented Jensen's inventory upgraded inventory, and there's there are roughly about 15 rockets in the game. The rockets can only stack in 2 in the inventory, and take up two spaces each. On the flip side though, 3-4 rockets is all it takes to finish boss fights.
** The PreorderBonus Grenade Launcher also qualifies. It turns the fight boss-fight against [[spoiler: Namir]] into a joke, but you only have about 20 shots of it for the entirety of the game, and you only gain it [[spoiler: as a reward for rescuing Tong's son]], very late into the game.



* BadAss: Jensen seems to be a sort of distillation of every BadAss trope out there. BadAssLongcoat? Check. CoolShades? Check. BadassBeard? Check. [[BadassBaritone Deep]], awesome voice? Yep! {{Cyborg}}? Check. [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Forearm blades]]? Better believe it!
** The longcoat and shades are even noted in-universe as Jensen's defining features. When Belltower puts him on their wanted list, one informs a citizen to keep an eye out for an American wearing a leather trenchcoat and sunglasses.

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* BadAss: Jensen seems to be a sort of distillation of every BadAss trope out there. BadAssLongcoat? Check. CoolShades? Check. BadassBeard? Check. [[BadassBaritone Deep]], awesome voice? Yep! {{Cyborg}}? Check. [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Forearm blades]]? Better believe it!
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it! The longcoat coat and shades are even noted in-universe as Jensen's defining features. When Belltower puts him on their wanted list, one informs a citizen to keep an eye out for an American wearing a leather trenchcoat and sunglasses.



* BadassIsraeli: Jaron Namir, "The Snake", leader and most powerful of The Tyrants. The fight against him is [[ThatOneBoss practically impossible]] [[spoiler: if you made the mistake of getting yourself an upgraded biochip, as you have to face an invisible, extremely powerful, agile and durable opponent while suffering from a massive InterfaceScrew and with none of augmentations working. Which in this game, makes you a slow, incredibly fragile, effectively blind cripple who can't aim and doesn't even have a HUD.]] Apparently this is a rather common situation, as Israel has been destroyed and conquered by a conglomeration of Islamic nations (including Palestine). All surviving Israelis are extremely violent badass guerrilla veterans.
** The same goes for Netanya Keitner, who [[spoiler: gets in a brief firefight and manages to take down half a squadron of trained soldiers and lives long enough to talk with Jensen for a while.]]
* BadBoss: Tai Yong Medical's CEO Zhao Yun Ru. She's ruthless and will fire you if you voice any doubt whatsoever about TYM's practices, no matter how rational, and her business' practices go from violently incompetent quality control to an almost-homicidal disregard for the life of its workers. The whole company works under a cloak of terror, so much so that everyone who works under her is terrified of having to even talk to her. And yet, she doesn't seem to be short of employees, some quite brilliant who could no doubt find work for any other manufacturer of augmentations.

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* BadassIsraeli: BadassIsraeli:
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Jaron Namir, "The Snake", leader and most powerful of The Tyrants. The fight against him is [[ThatOneBoss practically impossible]] [[spoiler: if you made the mistake of getting yourself an upgraded biochip, as you have to face an invisible, extremely powerful, agile and durable opponent while suffering from a massive InterfaceScrew and with none of augmentations working. Which in this game, makes you a slow, incredibly fragile, effectively blind cripple who can't aim and doesn't even have a HUD.]] Apparently this is a rather common situation, as Israel has been destroyed and conquered by a conglomeration of Islamic nations (including Palestine). All surviving Israelis are extremely violent badass guerrilla veterans.
** The same goes for Netanya Keitner, Keitner from the ''The Missing Link'' {{DLC}}, who [[spoiler: gets in a brief firefight and manages to take down half a squadron of trained soldiers and lives long enough to talk with Jensen for a while.]]
* BadBoss: Tai Yong Medical's CEO Zhao Yun Ru. She's ruthless and ruthless, will fire you if you voice any doubt whatsoever about TYM's practices, no matter how rational, and her business' practices go from violently incompetent quality control to an almost-homicidal disregard for the life of its her workers. The whole company works under a cloak of terror, so much so that everyone who works under her is terrified of having to even talk to her. And yet, she doesn't seem to be short of employees, some quite brilliant who could no doubt find work for any other manufacturer of augmentations.



* BigBrotherIsWatching: Tai Yong Medical keeps extremely tight tabs on their employees. They even restrict the number of emails allowed in someone's inbox to four (including the notification email that your email inbox is getting full!) and require any user to submit a request to the database administrator to access archived emails, all to keep track of interoffice communications to catch dissent.
** A cutscene zooms at one of the security cameras at some point. It is labeled "Big Bro".
* BilingualBonus: If you speak Mandarin Chinese, you can listen in on all the coincidental conversations in Hengsha (without having to turn subtitles on, anyway).
** If you can ''read'' Mandarin Chinese, the graffiti and posters and such can be entertaining, especially the ones that are incorrectly translated (note the characters used for "Hengsha Post"), as well. Later, in Montreal, there are e-mails to be found written entirely in French with no provided translation. [[spoiler: They're about a man who wants to know who took his chair, movie night about a horribly dubbed French-Canadian film that the English-only speakers won't understand very well, and a man telling a co-worker his doubts about the role of Picus in manipulating the news. You can read another email in English, from the employee that he was confiding in reporting the conversation to their superior, making this a literal invocation of the trope.]]

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: BigBrotherIsWatching:
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Tai Yong Medical keeps extremely tight tabs on their employees. They even restrict the number of emails allowed in someone's inbox to four (including the notification email that your email inbox is getting full!) and require any user to submit a request to the database administrator to access archived emails, all to keep track of interoffice communications to catch dissent.
** There are many security cameras in the game. A cutscene zooms at one of the security cameras at some point. It one, and it is labeled "Big Bro".
* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus:
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If you speak Mandarin Chinese, you can listen in on all the coincidental conversations in Hengsha (without having to turn subtitles on, anyway).
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anyway). If you can ''read'' Mandarin Chinese, the graffiti and posters and such can be entertaining, especially the ones that are incorrectly translated (note the characters used for "Hengsha Post"), as well. Later, in well.
** In
Montreal, there are e-mails to be found written entirely in French with no provided translation. [[spoiler: They're about a man who wants to know who took his chair, movie night about a horribly dubbed French-Canadian film that the English-only speakers won't understand very well, and a man telling a co-worker his doubts about the role of Picus in manipulating the news. You can read another email in English, from the employee that he was confiding in reporting the conversation to their superior, making this a literal invocation of the trope.]]



*** And in scientific circles, Δ is used to indicate a variable changing over time.



* BlingBlingBang: A weird variant: there are augmented gangbangers with artificial arms that are painted bright yellow, either to show off or as some kind of ultra-modern gang tattoo.

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* BlingBlingBang: BlingBlingBang:
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A weird variant: there are augmented gangbangers with artificial arms that are painted bright yellow, either to show off or as some kind of ultra-modern gang tattoo.



* BoozeBasedBuff: Downing enough alcohol and painkillers allows you to potentially double your maximum health, although anything above 100 will not be [[RegeneratingHealth recovered]] by your HealingFactor.
** Drinking alcohol also disorients Adam's vision for a short time; the stronger the drink, the worse the disorientation and the longer it lasts. Beer? He shrugs it off. Vodka? Hopefully you won't need to aim at anything until it wears off.
* BoringYetPractical: When properly upgraded, the Zenith 10mm Pistol makes as much noise as the tranquilizer rifle, holds nearly two dozen rounds, is armor piercing, has a laser sight that lets it function as a poor man's sniper rifle (as well as allowing for easy aiming when running/gunning), uses some of the most common/cheap ammo in the game, and can be loaded down with other generic mods. For a Jensen who's not afraid to pop heads off, it can and will easily carry you through any situation outside of heavy mechs.

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* BoozeBasedBuff: Downing enough alcohol and painkillers allows you to potentially double your maximum health, although anything above 100 will not be [[RegeneratingHealth recovered]] by your HealingFactor.
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HealingFactor. Drinking alcohol also disorients Adam's vision for a short time; the stronger the drink, the worse the disorientation and the longer it lasts. Beer? He shrugs it off. Vodka? Hopefully you won't need to aim at anything until it wears off.
* BoringYetPractical: BoringYetPractical:
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When properly upgraded, the Zenith 10mm Pistol makes as much noise as the tranquilizer rifle, holds nearly two dozen rounds, is armor piercing, has a laser sight that lets it function as a poor man's sniper rifle (as well as allowing for easy aiming when running/gunning), uses some of the most common/cheap ammo in the game, and can be loaded down with other generic mods. For a Jensen who's not afraid to pop heads off, it can and will easily carry you through any situation outside of heavy mechs.



* ChekhovsArmory:
** The ScenicTourLevel in the game's prologue. Almost everything mentioned and everyone met turns out to be important: [[spoiler:the four scientists Megan speaks to are the other ones who are kidnapped (including Sevchenko's arm), the Typhoon is showcased to a military inspector, Pritchard is met and can be heard discussing the scientist's GPL implants, Jensen can read a little bit about Patient X, Malik does a flyby, Sarif mentions Hugh Darrow, not to mention getting glimpses of the three Must-Kill Bosses in the game.]]

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* ChekhovsArmory:
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ChekhovsArmory: The ScenicTourLevel in the game's prologue. Almost everything mentioned and everyone met turns out to be important: [[spoiler:the four scientists Megan speaks to are the other ones who are kidnapped (including Sevchenko's arm), the Typhoon is showcased to a military inspector, Pritchard is met and can be heard discussing the scientist's GPL implants, Jensen can read a little bit about Patient X, Malik does a flyby, Sarif mentions Hugh Darrow, not to mention getting glimpses of the three Must-Kill Bosses in the game.]]



* CombatPragmatist: '''''Adam'''''. Let us count the tropes: GroinAttack, InTheBack, HeyYouHaymaker, ImprovisedWeapon, NeckLift, PutTheirHeadsTogether... It's not entirely certain that Adam Jensen knows ''how'' to [[HonorBeforeReason play]] [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fair]].

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* CombatPragmatist: CombatPragmatist:
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'''''Adam'''''. Let us count the tropes: GroinAttack, InTheBack, HeyYouHaymaker, ImprovisedWeapon, NeckLift, PutTheirHeadsTogether... It's not entirely certain that Adam Jensen knows ''how'' to [[HonorBeforeReason play]] [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fair]].



* ComingInHot: Your heroic journey to [[spoiler: Panchaea]] is hilariously waylaid by the ''only'' mundane equipment malfunction to occur in a game that's otherwise packed to the brim with amazing (and infallible) technology.

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* ComingInHot: ComingInHot:
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Your heroic journey to [[spoiler: Panchaea]] is hilariously waylaid by the ''only'' mundane equipment malfunction to occur in a game that's otherwise packed to the brim with amazing (and infallible) technology.



* ContinuityPorn: Oh, Lord, in ''spades''. You'll see references to all of the major players in the original. One clever moment is [[spoiler: Tong's son escaping on a boat called ''The Tracer''.]] Subtle.
** Tracer Tong gets another call forward when Jensen tells Tracer: "The more power you think you have, the more quickly it slips from your hands." For players of the original Deus Ex, they caught this immediately. Tracer gives the same speech to JC.

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* ContinuityPorn: Oh, Lord, in ''spades''. You'll see references to all of the major players in the original. One clever moment is [[spoiler: Tong's son escaping on a boat called ''The Tracer''.]] Subtle.
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Subtle. Tracer Tong gets another call forward when Jensen tells Tracer: "The more power you think you have, the more quickly it slips from your hands." For players of the original Deus Ex, they caught this immediately. Tracer gives the same speech to JC.



* CoolPlane: The Sarif Industries' tilt-jet VTOL company plane is very cool, and cut-scenes in the game showcase it nicely. It seems to have some remarkable capabilities, including the long range needed to fly from Detroit to Shanghai, although the cutscene might simply gloss over refuelling stops. Oddly, the game generally refers to the aircraft as a "helicopter", which it clearly is not.

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* CoolPlane: The Sarif Industries' tilt-jet VTOL company plane is very cool, and cut-scenes in the game showcase it nicely. It seems to have some remarkable capabilities, including the long range needed to fly from Detroit to Shanghai, although the cutscene might simply gloss over refuelling stops. Oddly, the game generally refers to the aircraft as a "helicopter", "helicopter" or "chopper", which it clearly is not.



* CrateExpectations: Crates all over the place. They have nothing in them, and quite unexpectedly considering how loot-filled they were in the original game, but are still very important in that they can be used in... rather creative ways. See ViolationOfCommonSense below.
** [[LampshadeHanging Most crates have "Do Not Destroy" written on them]].
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Players may find an e-book called 'The Sleepwalking World' that has apparently been written by [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theorists]] and lists several famous diseases together with rather outlandish theories (e.g. that SARS was meant to depopulate Hong Kong). The text ends with a prediction that in near future someone will try to vie for power using artificial worldwide epidemic. Cue Gray Death.

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* CrateExpectations: Crates all over the place. They have nothing in them, and quite unexpectedly considering how loot-filled they were in the original game, but are still very important in that they can be used in... rather creative ways. See ViolationOfCommonSense below.
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[[LampshadeHanging Most crates have "Do Not Destroy" written on them]].
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: TheCuckoolanderWasRight:
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Players may find an e-book called 'The Sleepwalking World' that has apparently been written by [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theorists]] and lists several famous diseases together with rather outlandish theories (e.g. that SARS was meant to depopulate Hong Kong). The text ends with a prediction that in near future someone will try to vie for power using artificial worldwide epidemic. Cue Gray Death.



* CutsceneIncompetence: Whether or not the player knocked out a hundred guards while sneaking into the FEMA base without raising an alarm, Adam will still allow Barrett to loudly lumber up behind him and punch him in the face once he reaches the loading bay.
** Adam's blatant stupidity in letting Zhao get the better of him in one of her early cutscenes.
*** To his defense, pheromone-manipulating implants are common in his time; it's reasonable to assume Zhao has one, and there's no reason Adam should be less susceptible to it than anyone else.

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* CutsceneIncompetence: CutsceneIncompetence:
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Whether or not the player knocked out a hundred guards while sneaking into the FEMA base without raising an alarm, Adam will still allow Barrett to loudly lumber up behind him and punch him in the face once he reaches the loading bay.
** Adam's blatant stupidity in letting Zhao get the better of him in one of her early cutscenes.
*** To his defense,
cutscenes, although pheromone-manipulating implants are common in his time; it's reasonable to assume Zhao has one, and there's no reason Adam should be less susceptible to it than anyone else.



* CuttingTheKnot: During the sidequest regarding Brian Tindell's dealing of stolen Neuropozyne, you ''could'' do what he wants and take out the drug dealers. Or you ''could'' use a CASIE mod to talk him into giving you the footage. Or you can just punch him in the face and take the footage off of his unconscious body.

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* CuttingTheKnot: CuttingTheKnot:
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During the sidequest regarding Brian Tindell's dealing of stolen Neuropozyne, you ''could'' do what he wants and take out the drug dealers. Or you ''could'' use a CASIE mod to talk him into giving you the footage. Or you can just punch him in the face and take the footage off of his unconscious body.



** The end of ''The Missing Link'' has Burke gas all the prisoners and a scientist that has agreed to blow the whistle. You are told you can save the prisoners by venting the gas to the lab (killing the scientist) or vent the gas from the lab to the cells (killing the prisoners). Or you can find the gas valve and break it, saving everyone

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** The end of ''The Missing Link'' {{DLC}} has Burke gas all the prisoners and a scientist that has agreed to blow the whistle. You are told you can save the prisoners by venting the gas to the lab (killing the scientist) or vent the gas from the lab to the cells (killing the prisoners). Or you can find the gas valve and break it, saving everyone



*** As well as the rest of the Tyrants, who get progressively more cybernetic the further up the chain of command they are. Barret is more or less an evil counterpart of Adam, and while his cybernetics are obvious he still looks like a human being (albeit an unusually physically imposing one). Yelena meanwhile has completely replaced her legs with horse-like ungulate augments that make her well over six feet tall. Finally, Namir looks skinned and appears to be little more than a head on a cybernetic body.

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*** As well as the rest of the Tyrants, who ** The Tyrants get progressively more cybernetic the further up the chain of command they are. Barret is more or less an evil counterpart of Adam, and while his cybernetics are obvious he still looks like a human being (albeit an unusually physically imposing one). Yelena meanwhile has completely replaced her legs with horse-like ungulate augments that make her well over six feet tall. Finally, Namir looks skinned and appears to be little more than a head on a cybernetic body.



* DeadGuyJunior: In the original game Gary Savage's daughter is called Tiffany while in The Missing Link DLC he is romantically involved with another scientist called Tiffany Kavanagh. [[spoiler:Depending on whether or not Tiffany survives the Poison Gas the younger Tiffany is presumably either her daughter or was named by Gary in memory of his dead lover.]]

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* DeadGuyJunior: In the original game Gary Savage's daughter is called Tiffany while in The Missing Link DLC {{DLC}} he is romantically involved with another scientist called Tiffany Kavanagh. [[spoiler:Depending on whether or not Tiffany survives the Poison Gas the younger Tiffany is presumably either her daughter or was named by Gary in memory of his dead lover.]]



** The game's designers seem to have [[LampshadeHanging lampeshaded]] this - All the cans of paint you see in this game are yellow and red. The [[DVDCommentary Director's Cut commentary]] confirms that this was indeed a DevelopmentGag, joking to themselves that the gold coloring was only painted on and the cans got left everywhere.
* DeusAngstMachina: If you thoroughly explore Adam's apartment you'll discover that he had a whole slew of bad news to cope with when he woke up after the attack: His love interest and most of his coworkers had been brutally murdered, he'd been turned into a walking murder machine without his consent, and -to put the icing on the cake- while he was out, someone had [[DeadPetSketch euthanized his dog]] when they thought he might never wake up from the surgery. See also: RageAgainstTheReflection.
** His earlier life was no bed of roses, either. If you look to the right of the TV/stash, you'll finnd an old photograph of a young couple, ostensibly Mr. and Mrs. Jensen, and a newer photograph of a young man in military clothing who is not Adam. Underneath these photos is a small table holding two urns.

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** The game's designers seem to have [[LampshadeHanging lampeshaded]] lampshaded]] this - All the cans of paint you see in this game are yellow and red. The [[DVDCommentary Director's Cut commentary]] confirms that this was indeed a DevelopmentGag, joking to themselves that the gold coloring was only painted on and the cans got left everywhere.
* DeusAngstMachina: If you thoroughly explore Adam's apartment you'll discover that he had a whole slew of bad news to cope with when he woke up after the attack: His love interest and most of his coworkers had been brutally murdered, he'd been turned into a walking murder machine without his consent, and -to put the icing on the cake- while he was out, someone had [[DeadPetSketch euthanized his dog]] when they thought he might never wake up from the surgery. See also: RageAgainstTheReflection.
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His earlier life was no bed of roses, either. If you look to the right of the TV/stash, you'll finnd an old photograph of a young couple, ostensibly Mr. and Mrs. Jensen, and a newer photograph of a young man in military clothing who is not Adam. Underneath these photos is a small table holding two urns.
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* RageAgainstTheReflection: When talking to the receptionist in Adam's apartment block, you will learn that he is waiting for a replacement mirror. If you head up to his apartment and enter the bathroom, you'll see that his previous mirror has been ''[[NotSoStoic punched]]''. '''''[[HeroicBSOD Hard.]]'''''
** Not only that, if you read the sticky note attached, it says "Call Landlord. Replace Mirror ''Again.''" And if you read the emails on Adam's computer, you find message from the landlord, who is exasperated at the amount of times this has happened, and is wondering exactly why it's continuously broken. So this isn't the first time.
** If you read the computer in the lobby of his apartment complex, you also find out that they have been withholding the fact that his new mirror arrived ''two weeks ago'', and it is about to be sent back since they have not come to pick it up.

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* RageAgainstTheReflection: RageAgainstTheReflection:
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When talking to the receptionist in Adam's apartment block, you will learn that he is waiting for a replacement mirror. If you head up to his apartment and enter the bathroom, you'll see that his previous mirror has been ''[[NotSoStoic punched]]''. '''''[[HeroicBSOD Hard.]]'''''
** Not only that, if
punched hard.]]'' If you read the sticky note attached, it says "Call Landlord. Replace Mirror ''Again.''" And if you read the emails on Adam's computer, you find message from the landlord, who is exasperated at the amount of times this has happened, and is wondering exactly why it's continuously broken. So this isn't the first time.
** If you read the computer in the lobby of his apartment complex, you also find out that they have been withholding the fact that his new mirror arrived ''two weeks ago'', and it is about to be sent back since they have not come to pick it up.
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* RealityEnsues: Waste too much time before the first mission to save some hostages potentially all of them could be dead when you finally arrive.
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